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Tunisia Calls on Interpol to Arrest Ousted President Ben Ali

Guardian UK - Tunisian authorities have asked for international arrest warrants to be issued for ousted president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali and members of his family following his flight abroad this month.

The justice minister, Lazhar Karoui Chebbi, also revealed that 11,000 inmates, about a third of the country's prison population, had escaped in the recent unrest. He said Tunisia had asked Interpol to detain Ben Ali, who is now in Saudi Arabia, adding that the former president and others would face trial for possession of expropriated property and for transferring foreign currency abroad. Read more.


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